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Salmon, Lewis & Weldon was formed in 1995 with the goal of providing our clients the highest quality legal services at a reasonable cost. Since then, our firm has added prominent attorneys in several practice areas to meet the needs of our growing clientele. Today, we have an unsurpassed team of veteran lawyers and hard-driving young professionals who remain committed to the goal of meeting all of our clients’ needs and expectations on a cost effective basis.

Our firm has leading attorneys in the areas of business and finance, commercial litigation, commercial real estate, electric power and utilities, environmental law, government relations, Indian law, insurance coverage and defense, special districts and municipal law and water rights and natural resources.

We have the strength to help our clients meet any legal challenge, yet our attorneys have not lost the sense of personal responsibility that is at the heart of the professional relationship. Beyond working diligently for our clients, our attorneys strive to understand your legal and business needs so that we can anticipate problems, suggest workable solutions, and add value through our efforts.

Our clients range in size from individuals and families to one of Arizona’s largest utilities, a national insurance company with over $140 billion in assets, and an international aerospace company. We represent, among others, irrigation districts and other water providers, municipalities, manufacturing companies, food and drink processors, national retailers, shopping center owners and other real estate developers and investors.

We invite you to talk to us about how we can help to meet your legal needs. To find an appropriate attorney, please click our industry and practice area or attorney directory, or call our Legal Services Coordinator, Nina Ballard, at 602-801-9060.
Salmon, Lewis & Weldon is honored that it and its attorneys have received numerous acknowledgements as leaders in the legal community by our clients, professional peers and independent organizations. We find the recognitions particularly rewarding given the high percentage of our attorneys acknowledged in their respective fields. We are highly ranked by Chambers & Partners and were named in the U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” as a First-Tier Ranking for Phoenix in Water Law, Natural Resources Law and Environmental Law. The firm also has a high percentage of attorneys listed in Best Lawyers in America, Southwest Super Lawyers and with AV Preeminent ratings by Martindale-Hubbell.

The following are several of the recognitions we have received:

John B. Weldon, Jr. Selected by The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers for Environment 2011

Several Salmon, Lewis & Weldon Attorneys Named 2011 Best Lawyers in America

Salmon, Lewis & Weldon and John B. Weldon Selected as Leaders by Chambers USA 2010

Salmon, Lewis & Weldon Named in U.S. News-Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" 2010

James R. Huntwork, M. Byron Lewis, Mark A. McGinnis, and John B. Weldon named in Super Lawyers

G. Van Velsor Wolf, Jr. recipient of numerous honors and awards:
  • Best Lawyers in America: Environmental Law, 1997-2012; Environmental Litigation, 2012
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Environmental (including water rights), 2003-2011
  • Southwest Super Lawyers: Environmental, 2007-2009 and 2011-2013; Real Estate, Energy & Natural Resources, 2007-2009 and 2011
  • Super Lawyers, Environmental – Corporate Counsel Edition, 2009
  • Who's Who in America, 1995-2006
  • International Who's Who of Environmental Lawyers, 2004 and 2011